Topic 3: Addressing Increased Unemployment

Assistive Technology

Submitted on behalf of Shyla P.

I work at an independent living service in Montana. I would hope that the DOL, RSA, ACL, HHS and all federal agencies could coordinate together to assist federal, state, and local communities as they plan for successful pandemic employment for people with disabilities. First and foremost, DOL must ensure that people with disabilities have access to and funding for accessible workspaces. This includes both in person and teleworking positions . The DOL must assist state vocational rehabilitation agencies to ensure that assistive technology options are maximized. We must encourage accessibility in meeting platforms and technology spaces.

Thank you for allowing me to comment on your idea scale and I hope you all consider that many good ideas that both employers and advocates have given DOL though this dialogue.

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Idea No. 115